Celebrating Talent
Performing Arts Competition Since 1908

2024 COMPETITION: Entries for 2024 Competition are now closed

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About Us


President - Petula Clark CBE

Vice Presidents - Patricia Cain, Brian Couch, Michael Foster, Sarah Kowitz, Avril Parry, Kevin Smith

Patron - The Mayor of Hastings

Trustee Biographies



Charlotte Collyer - (Chair)

Charlotte Collyer - (Chair)

Jenny Griffiths (General Secretary), Jo Adams, Brenda Bailey, Donna Barton, Vivienne Bond, Deirdre Goodger, Royah Hamed, Ann Hohenkerk, Vicki Milford, Lesley Moore, Rebecca Reed, Lisa Cole

  • Chair - Charlotte Collyer
  • General Secretary - Jenny Griffiths
Section Secretaries:
  • Dance - Jo Adams
  • Instrumental - Ann Hohenker
  • Singing - Donna Barton
  • Speech, Drama and Mime - Deirdre Goodger
Other Officers
  • Membership Secretary - Deirdre Goodger
  • Safeguarding Officer - Royah Hamed
  • Trophies Secretary - Cassandra Gough
  • Volunteers Co-ordinator - Lisa Cole


Hastings International Music Festival is the operating name of Hastings Musical Festival Ltd 

Trustees of Hastings Musical Festival - Lesley Moore (Chair) Charlotte Collyer, Hannah Deeble, Sarah Kowitz, Dr Richard Wray, Ken Roberts 

Hastings Musical Festival Ltd is a charity and company limited by guarantee
Registered Company Number - 167243 Registered Charity Number - 261351
Registered Office - Festival Office, White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX